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CRISTAL D ALBERT FRENCH GLASS SULFIDE PAPERWEIGHT
$89.99
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1976 Franklin Mint Baccarat French Crystal Sulphide Paperweight Joan of Arc
$99.99
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CRISTAL DALBRET FRANCE GOLDA MEIR 74 PRIME MINISTER INDIA SULPHIDE PAPERWEIGHT
$22.99
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Vintage 1978 MAUDE and BOB St Clair SULPHIDE OWL Paperweight
$59.95
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Vintage Sulphide LION Paperweight St Clair
$59.95
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Vintage TOM ST CLAIR Sulphide PENGUIN on ICE Paperweight
$39.95
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VINTAGE Tom St Clair Sulphide SANTA CLAUS Paperweight
$69.95
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Large 1976 Maude and Bob St Clair SULPHIDE OWL Paperweigt on Red Base
$74.95
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Elwood Indiana Art Glass Sulphide Golf Ball Paperweight
$24.99
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1991 ST CLAIR JOE RICE DONKEY SULPHIDE ART GLASS PAPERWEIGHT SIGNED
$74.99
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Vintage ST CLAIR SITTING BULL Sulphide Paperweight 1972 Numbered 342
$52.16
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Baccarat France Sulfide Cameo Glass Eisenhower 1954 Star Paperweight
$14.99
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Baccarat Sulfide Paperweight of King Louis XVI Made for Franklin Mint
$75.00
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1974 Franklin Mint Baccarat French Crystal Sulphide Paperweight J J Rousseau
$99.99
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1977 Franklin Mint Baccarat French Crystal Sulphide Paperweight Peter the Great
$99.99
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1975 Franklin Mint Baccarat French Crystal Sulphide Paperweight King Louis XVI
$99.99
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Baccarat France Limited Edition Sulphide Paperweight Patrick Henry in Box
$49.99
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SULPHIDE MARBLE with RARE GARGOYLE FIGURE VINTAGE 2 1 8
$995.00
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1976 Mount Rushmore Baccarat Sulphide Cameo Limited Edition Paperweight
$199.99
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Signed Tom StClair Studio Glass PANDA BEAR Art Glass Sulphide Paperweight
$24.99
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Vintage Glass Paperweight w Sulfide of Ulysses S Grant
$39.99
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1971 ST CLAIR SULFIDE GROVER CLEVELAND PAPER WEIGHT
$19.99
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ST CLAIR SULFIDE JESUS CHRIST PAPER WEIGHT
$19.99
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Joan of Arc Baccarat Paperweight Sulphide Crystal Limited Edition
$32.00
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JFK John Kennedy Clear Green Glass Paperweight Sulfide Sulphide
$39.00
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Vintage Faceted Paperweight Green Clear Sulphide Goldfish Fish
$45.00
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Vintage Baccarat Julius Caesar Glass Paperweight Sulfide Sulphide Franklin Mint
$38.00
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Vintage Crystal DAlbret France Paperweight Cobalt Sulphide NASA Astronauts
$44.95
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Baccarat Franklin Mint Vintage Paperweight GEORGE WASHINGTON Sulphide Cameo
$24.00
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19th C Andrieu Low Domed sulphide paperweight on a Confetti Base As Is
$39.95
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Crystal sulphide CR DALBRET paperweight JOHN PAUL JONES deep blue 1975 FM
$34.99
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BACCARAT SULPHIDE PAPERWEIGHT THOMAS PAINE Original Box certificate Authenticity
$40.00
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LOVELY ANTIQUE Czech Bohemain Faceted SULPHIDE PORTRAIT PAPERWEIGHTPre 1900
$84.00
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RARE PORTRAIT SULPHIDE PAPERWEIGHT ST CLAIR 1972 FIRST LADY MAMIE EISENHOWER
$49.16
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Large glass marble Paper weight Sulfide Mouse 2 inch
$20.50
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1986 Vintage Signed GIBSON Art Glass 3 Paperweight w Sulphide Kitty Cat Inside
$19.99
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CRISTAL DALBRET PAPERWEIGHT A DAVID PARIS 1966 SULFIDE FRANCE CUT CRYSTAL
$54.00
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CRISTAL D ALBRET PAPERWEIGHT GEORGE WASHINGTON 1974 SULFIDE CUT CRYSTAL FRANCE
$54.00
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CRISTAL D ALBRET PAPERWEIGHT JOHN JAMES AUDUBON 1972 SULFIDE FRANCE CUT CRYSTAL
$54.00
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GIBSON ART GLASS DALMATIAN PUPPY SULPHIDE PAPERWEIGHT
$49.00
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Scarce Antique Sulphide Building WIEHER WELTAUSSTELL 1873 ArtGlass Paperweight
$64.99
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ANTIQUE MID 19TH CENTURY SULPHIDE PAPERWEIGHT BRITISH ROYALTY
$65.00
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Fantastic 1978 Maude Bob St Clair Sulfide Paperweight SMILING PAPERWEIGHT
$20.50
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BACCARAT LIMITED EDITION ADLAI STEVENSON SULPHIDE CAMEO PAPERWEIGHT
$68.88
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VINTAGE BACCARAT CRYSTAL PAPERWEIGHT SULPHIDE LIBERTY BELL FACETED 3 DIA
$52.00
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Fine and Rare Antique 19thC Facet Cut Paperweight POODLE DOG Sulfide Excellent
$10.50
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SULPHIDE 1973 ST CLAIR CUPIE DOLL PAPER WEIGHT BABY BLUE BASE BOB MAUDE SIGNED
$39.00
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Fine 1973 Baccarat HARRY TRUMAN Sulphide Crystal Paperweight Limited Edition
$34.99
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Vtg Baccarat Crystal Sulphide Pope Pius Xii Red Faceted Paperweight A David 1959
$64.99
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Cristal dAlbret Overlay Sulphide of Albert Schweitzer Starburst Faceting
$19.00
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NAPOLEON I Sulphide Andrieu Clichy Low Dome Paperweight
$999.99
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Vintage Baccarat Crystal 1977 Patrick Henry Sulphide Paperweight Limited Edition
$84.99
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Baccarat France crystal 1971 Herbert Hoover sulphide cameo navy paperweight box
$35.00
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Vintage Baccarat Faceted Paperweight Sulphide Queen Elizabeth I
$39.00
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5 BACCARAT CRYSTAL FAMOUS FRENCH LEADERS PAPERWEIGHTS Faceted Art Glass Sulphide
$589.00
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BACCARAT CRYSTAL POPE JOHN XXlll SULPHIDE PAPERWEIGHT 1966 WHITE CAMEO ON RED
$39.99
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MINT BACCARAT WASHINGTON LAFAYETTE BLUE SULPHIDE PAPERWEIGHTS w COAs
$79.50
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Baccarat Sulphide Paperweight George Washington
$19.99
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Baccarat Sulphide Paperweight John Paul Jones
$5.99
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Colored sulphide lady paperweight
$0.99
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St Clair Glass Large Cat Kitten Butterfly Sulfide Sulphide Paperweight FUND
$65.00
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Baccarat Crystal Franklin Mint Queen Elizabeth I Sulfide Cameo Glass Paperweight
$39.99
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Baccarat Crystal Franklin Mint Louis XIV Sulfide Cameo Glass Paperweight
$25.99
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ANTIQUE NEW ENGLAND GLASS COMPANY SULPHIDE PAPERWEIGHT OF LAJOS KOSSUTH NEGC
$295.00
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Vintage Cristal DAlbert Faceted Art Glass Paperweight Leonardo DaVinci Sulphide
$21.21
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Early Chinese Faceted Art Glass Paperweight Sulphide Painted Duck
$63.71
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Antique French Sulphide Paperweight Napoleon Caesar likely Clichy GL
$595.00
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Old Clichy Sulphide Paperweight Duke of Orlans son of King Louis Phillippe GL
$485.00
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SOTHEBYS Sulphide Glass Paperweight Ysart Clichu Baccarat Auction Catalog 1969
$39.95
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Vint 1976 Baccarat Franklin Mint Crystal Charlemagne Cameo Paperweight Sulphide
$9.99
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1974 Franklin Mint Crystal Bicentennial Collection Cameo Paperweight Sulphide
$19.99
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1975 Baccarat Franklin Mint Crystal Alexander Great Cameo Paperweight Sulphide
$9.99
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DAlbret Thomas Jefferson Sulphide Paperweight Crystal 1974 Star Base Cobalt
$63.74
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DAlbret Benjamin Franklin Sulphide Paperweight Crystal 1975 Star Base Cobalt
$63.74
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Baccarat Crystal Franklin Mint Joan Of Arc Sulfide Cameo Glass Paperweight
$19.50
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Baccarat Crystal Franklin Mint Peter The Great Sulfide Cameo Glass Paperweight
$19.50
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Baccarat Crystal Franklin Mint Charlemagne Sulfide Cameo Glass Paperweight
$15.50
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Baccarat Crystal Franklin Mint Julius Caesar Sulfide Cameo Glass Paperweight
$20.50
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MINT BACCARAT CRYSTAL ELEANOR ROOSEVELT LIMITED ED SULPHIDE PAPERWEIGHT W BOX
$84.95
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1972 Sulphide Art glass Chief Stitting Bull paper weight
$39.99
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Joe St Clair Paperweight Sulfide Bird Blue Ribbon Wreath Cut 3 Tall Signed
$76.99
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1975 CR DALBRET Franklin Mint JOHN PAUL JONES Paperweight Crystal Sulphide
$29.99
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Baccarat Crystal Sulphide Cameo Napoleon Bonaparte Paperweight
$70.00
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XMAS ALE BACCARAT FACETED SULPHIDE CAMEO GIFT PAPER WEIGHTS ADAMS MONISQUIEU
$94.00
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Baccarat Lot Of 7 Sulphide Limited Edition Paperweights Presidential Historic
$500.00
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Vintage Portrait Sulphide Millefiori George Washington Art Glass Paperweight
$75.00
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ANTIQUE Millville ELONGATED FOOTED VIRGIN MARY Sulphide Art Glass Paperweight
$115.00
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Baccarat Herbert Hoover sulphide paperweight
$29.99
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Sulphide Paperweight

A Brief History of Baccarat Crystal

The term crystal, as applied to glass, dates back to the early 1300s in Murano Italy. Glass cutters there developed intricate glass cutting techniques which often gave the glass a "crystalline" shape, resembling a cut gemstone. When pertaining to cut glass, the term "crystal" is a misnomer. Glass is technically classified as an amorphous, inorganic solid that lacks a true crystalline structure.

The art and science of cutting glass continued to progress over the next few centuries, as various technological improvements enabled the glass cuts to become more intricate. In the 1700s, lead oxide was introduced into the smelting of glass which made the glass more workable and boosted its index of refraction, creating a more brilliant product. This effect was heightened when the glass was cut into facets at different angles, causing light to split into its constituent wavelengths, creating rainbows of colors that closely resemble a "crystalline" material. So as a matter of tradition as well as marketing, the term "crystal" has been retained by glass makers such as Waterford and Baccarat.

Baccarat Glass dates back to 1765 when the Bishop of Metz wanted to stimulate commerce in the little village of Baccarat, some 250 East of Paris. The Verrerie de Sainte Anne at Baccarat was created. It successfully manufactured all kinds of utility glassware and prospered for many years, surviving even the French Revolution and the Napoleonic wars.

In 1815, during the aftermath of the Napoleonic War, the French border reverted to its 1790 boundary line. The great French glassworks at Voneche in Northern France found itself outside the new French frontier in the newly created country of Belgium. The owner of Voneche, a Parisian named Aime-Gabriel D'Artigues, bought the Baccarat glassworks so that he could re-establish his business in France and continue to serve French customers without paying heavy import taxes. There is a story that he struck a deal with the King of France to reduce his import taxes from Voneche in return for setting up again in France.

The new company, Voneche-Baccarat, focused on high quality lead-crystal glass and over the past 180 years Baccarat has developed many new techniques in making the finest crystal glass. In 1822 D'Artigues sold the glassworks and the new owners set up the Compagnie des Cristalleries de Baccarat (keeping Voneche as part of the name until 1843). It soon became and remains today, the foremost glassworks in France. The company won medals at major exhibitions in Paris from 1823 onwards.

Baccarat is famous for its wonderful paperweights, its superb crystal glass tableware, for 19th century colored lead crystal glass and opaline ware, for beautiful decanters and bottles, and for superb lead crystal sculptures of animals and birds. The Bohemian/Venician technique of embedding millefiori canes (multi-colored glass mixtures) was taken over by Baccarat in the 1840s and their lead crystal glass paperweights with millefiori designs surpass anything produced in that period from Bohemia or Venice.

The technique of embedding cameo sulphides in paperweights was raised to a fine art by Baccarat in the early 19th century, and continues to be used today. The sulphides give the glass a distinctive rose colored tint. This technique creates eye catching results; as many people have never seen glass reflect light in such a way.

The town of Baccarat is clearly proud of its famous glasswork heritage, and its glass industry not only brings in tourists, but is the cornerstone of the local economy. Moreover, the Baccarat company is renown for creating great working conditions for its employees. All things considered, Baccarat Crystal lives up to its legend.

About the Author

This article was written by Dwayne Cassidy. Dwayne was shopping online for
Baccarat Crystal
when he became curious about the history of Baccarat and
Waterford Crystal
. Dwayne has researched the subject of European glass makers extensively and hopes others might share this interest. The YellowDoor.Com is a great place to whet your appetite for fine deals on the best glassware.

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